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17 November 2016

Phytosanitary Irradiation – An Overview

The linked research paper (see below) was written by Guy Hallman, Yves Henon, Andrew Parker and Carl Blackburn whilst they were working for the IAEA/FAO. It has just been published in a special issue of the Florida Entomologist (a major journal in the field of entomology). Florida Entomologist

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6 July 2016

Food Irradiation

iia participated in a meeting held at Aérial in Strasbourg in June 2016 between two representatives of the European Commission (Health Directorate / Food Hygiene Unit) and several experts in food irradiation. Since the publication of European Directives 1999/2/EC and 1999/3/EC, the quantities of food irradiated in the European Union have dwindled to 7.972 tons in […]

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6 May 2016

Phytosanitary Irradiation Treatment for Postharvest Pest Control

China Agriculture Press just published a book entitled ‘Phytosanitary Irradiation Treatment for Postharvest Pest Control’ (ISBN 978 7 109 21234 3). The chief editors are Wang Yuejin and Zhan Guoping of the Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine in Beijing. The book provides the first comprehensive review in Chinese of this growing application of irradiation. […]

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28 April 2016

New irradiated food product commercialized in Thailand

7Eleven® is the world’s largest convenience store chain operating, franchising and licensing nearly 60,000 stores in 18 countries. With more than 9,000 stores, Thailand is second (after Japan) in number of outlets with CP ALL as the exclusive franchise, a subsidiary of the agro-business and telecommunication conglomerate Charoen Pokphand. For several months now, the Thai 7Eleven® […]

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13 April 2016

6th International Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum – Report

The Sixth International Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum organized in Orange, USA, from 23 to 24 March 2016 was attended by about 100 participants from 20 different countries. The Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum has been a joint effort between Chapman University and USDA-APHIS.  This year, the collaboration with Joint FAO/IAEA Division helped expand the global scope.  The primary […]

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12 February 2016

iia Members leading sponsors of the Chapman Phytosanitary Forum

Mevex is a Gold sponsor, Nordion and Dasheng are Silver and Steritech a Bronze sponsor of the 6th Annual Chapman Phytosanitary Irradiation Forum which will be held at Chapman University, Oragne, California USA on the 23 and 24th March 2016. Mevex manufacturers, installs and maintains Eb and Xray machines from its base in Ontario, Canada, […]

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